The bond between siblings is a unique and special relationship that is often one of the longest lasting connections in a person’s life. Siblings share a common upbringing, family history and genetic heritage, which can create a deep and lasting bond.
To demonstrate the truth of these sentiments, a 94-year-old woman from New Hampshire embarked on a cross-country trip to reunite with her 90-year-old sister, possibly for the last time. What was originally meant to be a private farewell video for their family has touched the hearts of countless netizens as it has gone viral.
According to New York Post, Barbara’s granddaughter, Stephanie Atkinson Shively, accompanied her “Gigi” on the arduous 2,700-mile journey from New Hampshire to Nevada. Shively, 47, said it is unlikely the couple will see each other in person again because of their advanced age and the difficulty of travel.
“If I’m being real, this was a long, hard day. The equivalent of calling all the kids up for a cross-country flight. But she’s holding hands with her sister on her 94th birthday. I just need a little sleep, lol,” wrote Stephanie on Instagram.
“They waited so long to see each other, and if you don’t know if you’re going to see someone again, especially siblings, it must be really hard,” the Boston resident told her local news outlet, WMUR.
Before Barbara and Shirley had to say goodbye, they spent several days together and enjoyed each other’s company very much. They hadn’t seen each other since before the pandemic, so they had a lot to catch up on.
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